Saturday, March 7, 2015

Dr. Seuss and Cat in the Hat

       We celebrated Read Across America and the birthday of Dr. Seuss this week. I love sharing some of my favorite Dr. Seuss books with the class -- the same ones I read to my own children many years ago. One of my favorites is The Sneetches - I have a ratty old copy that used to be at my mother's house. Every time we came for a visit, the kids would get it out and ask their Grammie to read it to them. I read Yertle the Turtle and Horton Hatches the Egg and Green Eggs and Ham, and several others.  

   Dr. Stone, our school superintendent, came to Valmead and read a Dr. Seuss book to my class. Doesn't he look nice in his red and white hat?

       Mrs. Austin created a bulletin board so we could display a few stories written my my class.  I am so happy to see the progress they have made in writing. We write every day, and it is really paying off. Some are writing 2 or 3  pages at a time now.



     I found a cute little snack idea on Pinterest -- the class enjoyed this version of green eggs and ham.

     We also made hats -- the children like to wear them down the hall.

   A few parents came to our Dr. Seuss Parent Night on Monday -- everyone who participated had a good time, and the children all got a free book to take home. 
    Next week we will start learning about St. Patrick's Day and soon will celebrate the first day of spring and Easter.  The few warm days we had this week make us eager to be finished with the snow and cold.  The school year is 2/3 of the way finished -- just a little more than 60 days of school left, but still more to learn before they are ready for first grade!